The Innocent - David Baldacci

The Innocent

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 5,585 Ratings


America's best hitman was hired to kill--but when a D.C. government operation goes horribly wrong, he must rescue a teenage runaway and investigate her parents' murders in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn't seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to pull the trigger. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and is on the run.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn't an ordinary runaway--her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can't walk away. He needs to help her. Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he's convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents' deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power.

Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl's life...and perhaps his own.


  • Such a great plot

    By Wardlawkm
    Many twists and turns without being confusing. Everything ties together and I couldn’t put the book down. I had to lay out of work to finish it.
  • The Innocent

    By VStell
    This book had me captivated for a while. Then the plot got improbable, the characters got inconsistent and I only finished reading because I was hoping the author would redeem himself. Didn’t happen.
  • Absolute Page Turner

    By mmkphotog
    I couldn’t put the book down. I was turned on to this series by reading the last book first, End Game. It really doesn’t matter which book you read first, as they do tie into one another, they all have different stories. I’ve read 3 out of the series in 13 days and do not plan to stop until I’ve read them all. David’s books are so thrilling that you cannot put them down.
  • Super Reading

    By EdBurr
    GREAT read. Ending was exciting to the end. Thanks David.
  • Just awesome! Tender, loving, intriguing, confusing. Perfect!

    By sunjrb
    Just awesome! Tender, loving, intriguing, confusing. Perfect for an awesome thriller!
  • Great great

    By Dixie Ricks
    This was a fast paced book, really enjoyed the storyline.
  • Floyd4622

    By floyd4622
    Amazing read! There were a couple of times I had to stop reading for a while. It was just so intense with the details of torture of Mercy I had to take a break. The other was pitting the sisters against each other. I have read nearly all The author’s books. A great talent for building his characters.
  • I’m sad.

    By ScubaDyer
    I miss David Baldacci. Like Robert Ludlum, someone has clearly bought the Baldacci name.
  • Exceptional

    By JulianOFM
    Riveting and captivating. Could not wait to pick it up again (even after I just put it down).
  • Fantastic!

    By ymjackson
    Loved this book! Excellent story line that just gets better chapter by chapter with a great ending!